Saudi Aramco wins award for its smart city platform ‘A’amer’

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Aramco wins Infrastructure & Building Award
Officials during the award ceremony.

Aramco has been recognized on the world stage for its adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

The company’s A’amer platform, which revolutionized the management of residential and commercial facilities and services at the company’s Dhahran headquarters, won the Infrastructure & Building Award at the World Smart City Awards in Spain.

Aramco’s award for A’amer, which elevates urban living through integrated citywide services, was collected by the company’s Community Services team.

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“This award is a proud moment for us and a recognition of the positive impact we are making through the deployment of cutting-edge digital technologies, such as IoT and AI. The A’amer platform is a prime example of how Aramco is harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to positively shape its operations and enhance the lives of its employees, both inside and outside the workplace.”

Mr. Talal Al Marri, Aramco Senior Vice President of Community Services, said that, “We are thrilled to be recognized on the world stage for our work in smart city development, which is essential to meet the changing needs and expectations of urban communities.”

“Our aim is to provide not only basic services like transportation and utilities but also a range of amenities and services that enhance people’s quality of life. As our understanding of cities evolves, so too must their infrastructure to reflect an increasingly interconnected, technology-driven, and more sustainable way of living,” Mr. Al Marri added.

A’amer optimizes building operations, space planning, and asset management across Aramco’s Dhahran facilities, using centralized data to predict, detect, and solve issues. It enables predictive, data-led maintenance and operation of all city services with an accessible, unified public service interface.

The platform provides substantial efficiency and sustainability-focused benefits, including annual savings of 1.7 billion gallons of water and 20.5 GWh of annual energy. The platform has also resulted in a 31 percent increase in process optimization, a 40 percent increase in step automation, and over a 30 percent increase in efficiency.

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